Our carefully selected, estate owned site benefits from naturally terraced land, which leads down to the Awatere River. The region is blessed with low rainfall and low vigour soils, predominantly formed from alluvial gravel, which lend remarkable texture and minerality to the wines. The vines are also closely planted which results in lower yields of top quality fruit. The grapes were harvested early in the morning, and led straight into the winery. 100% of this blend underwent wild fermentation, with no additives; just pinot grapes. The wine was macerated on skins for one month before pressing and was aged partially in oak and partially in stainless steel. There was just a small amount of new oak used; 10%, which has allowed the delicate fruit characters to take centre stage.
WINEMAKER Chloe Parkinson
VARIETY 100% Pinot Noir
REGION Awatere Valley, Marlborough
VINEYARD Redwood Pass Road Vineyard
FERMENTATION/AGING 100% wild fermentation, aged in 10% new oak.